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Jubilation Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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Jubilation AleJubilation Ale

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BA SCORE
83
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: WesWes on 01-02-2009

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

surprised to see this clever beer rated so poorly on here. it might be the first fig beer (save cascades figaro) that i can really taste the figs in it. the cinnamon is cool too, a nice accent flavor, the way salt brings out true flavors in food, the cinnamon seems to enhance the fig here, but its soft and not spicy or sweet, just pleasant and distinct. great lasting tan head on this, rising above the rim of the glass for a moment. its very autumnal in aroma, the dried fruit character, an almost plum fruitiness, and then the cinnamon, which is more gentle than i thought it could be in a beer. i like the yeast too, a very cool strain that dries the beer out tremendously well and has a fresh baked sort of character to it, perfect with the already desserty or biscuity ingredients, and the carbonation it produces is very jovial. easy drinking for how unique it is, i havent had much of anything like this at all, and would highly recommend it. again, really surprised others havent liked this one too much, its so well thought out and crafted. i now am in search of others from these guys, real affordable too for what it is.

Photo of mrjez
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Doublechar0517
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnthonyD12
2.65/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

too much fig! I get it but it's over bearing on the palate. I always finish beers but in the case with this one I had to lay it down.

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma of sweet malt, honey, biscuits, faint spice, figs. Taste sweet malt, light spice & dark fruit, caramel, earthy notes. Nice!

Photo of Farinag16447
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bierleichen
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.91/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Like a liquid Fig Newton with alcohol!

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, dark fruit, and molasses aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, dark fruit, raw sugar, and spice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly subdued when cold, but gets much better all around as it warms up over time.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

Photo of cjac
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Where the western cultures rarely honor the holiday season of Europe or the Americas, Barid brewers create a truly jubilatory ale in honor of the family get-togethers, holidays and general time off.

With rusty hues and a hazy reddish brown cast, Jubilation ale settles in with a cap of sand-colored foam. Its long retention blankets the beer coast to coast with broken rings and specks of lace that trails behind.

Fruit and spice fills the nose with the hearty sugary scent of brown sugar, singed toffee, light coffee and faint chocolate. Its counterpart of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice balances the malt and wraps around fruit notes of dates, figs and raisins for a highly "fruit cake"-like medley.

Its taste is chocked full of coffee cake as the biscuity sweetness of malt weaves in brown sugar, molasses and a toasty toffee flavor that brings out the more savory components of malt. But as the sugars seep into the taste buds, spicier balances come about- the common "Christmas" spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice are the usual suspects that combat the ale's sheer sweetness. But the savory richness of dates, figs, raisins, prune and cherry all take turns teasing the palate with its savory flavor. As the flavors melange in aftertaste, a sense of spiced rum and coffee cake remain.

Medium-full in body, the ale's heightened carbonation lifts the sugars and highlights the ales spicy taste. Still yet, the ale eventually settles and allows its residual sweetness to be felt. Its long draw in the middle is spicy and sweet, warming incrementally along the way. Its final heated evaporation leaves behind cinnamon, rum and malty-dry heat.

Jubilation Ale is the epitome of "Winter Warmer". Its dense, rich, spicy, fruity and warm- much like desserts of fruit cake, rum cake, or coffee cake- except with the backing of alcohol. Its perfect with prosciutto, bacon wrapped dates and baklava.

Photo of rypkr
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Satsuma
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of falloutsnow
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From: Friar Tuck's, Savoy, IL
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Tulip

Baird's Jubilation ale is pleasant for a malt-forward, fairly heavy beer, but lacks distinction in many ways. In particular I am disappointed that the cinnamon and figs were not particularly present in the aroma or taste. When looking at price, in no way would I ever again pay $7 for a 12oz bottle of this.

Pours a 2cm tall head of beige-colored foam, made up of small to medium-sized bubbles, creating a fairly dense look. Retention is average, the head lasting one minute, leaving modest lacing of a few dots and lines and a thin ring around the glass' perimeter. The beer's body is a nearly opaque dark orange-brown color, with light bringing out brighter orange-red hues. Carbonation is visible, mildly active, and plentiful, rising up from the center of the glass and along its sides.

Aroma of rich caramel malts, some pale malt, faint cinnamon and raisin-like esters, somewhat cola-like with warmth. A bit plain and unexpressive.

Front palate of light cinnamon with heavy, syrupy caramel malt sugars, brown bread and biscuits, and light dried fruit esters akin to raisns or dates. Mid-palate of rich caramel malt sugars, yeast, syrupy raisins and dried figs, faint cinnamon. Back of palate continues with the heavy caramel malt sugars, brown bread and biscuits, and dried fruit esters with a touch of ethanol. Aftertaste of thick caramelized sugars, dried figs, and mild bitterness.

Beer is medium to medium-heavy in body, with medium to medium-low levels of carbonation, leading to a smooth, though slightly stagnant mouthfeel. Ethanol felt lightly on the tongue and in the nostrils. Closes with substantial sticky sweetness lingering on the lips and tongue.

Photo of silverking
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a deep hazy amber with large pieces of sediment. It has a rocky tan head very good retention and very nice lacing.

S- Rich sweet malt with strong notes of spice. Hints of raisin, fig, and chocolate.

T- sweet malt and toasted pecan. There are touches of spice in the mid-palate. The finish is slightly bitter.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels dry on the back end, and there is a definite warming sensation from the alcohol.

O- Strange, delicious.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy chestnut-violet with off white film.
Sweet raisin toast nose.
Brown sugar, a speck of chocolate, dark fruit, cherry stones, a banana yeast hit and winter spice.
Woody finish and cedar linger.
Medium, creamy, clean.

Yawn. I get the figs and cinnamon, but those notes would be in a winter warmer without any adjuncts. Nothing new here.

Disappointing intro to Baird.

Photo of LambicPentameter
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Auraan
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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Jubilation Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
83 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.